Following his film about music and war in Iraq, Soundtrack to War, Producer/ Director George Gittoes slices into the mirky underbelly of the Giant Land of the Free.
Rampage is another Gittoes journey into the forbidden zones – America’s war in Iraq, and in it’s own backyard – life in a Miami ‘hood – an exploration of hiphop’s musical innovations, as important as the field s the field hollers, the blue, the blues, and jazz, which also began in the black ghettos, and went on to evolve as major music styles.
Featuring Appearances by: Swizz Beatz, Fat Joe, DJ Kaleb
COPENHAGEN DOC FILM FESTIVAL – 2006
BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL – 2006
STOCKHOLM FILM FESTIVAL – 2006
AFRICA DIASPORA NEW YORK – JURY FINALIST – 29
RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL – 2006
CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL – 2006
IN THE PRESS
Hollywood Elsewhere – Jeffrey Wells, 4th May 2006
Rampage is an unusual hybrid – a true-to-form urban hip-hop documentary that exudes the dispassionate mood and attitude of life in a dangerous ‘hood, but at the same time is a kind of “heart” movie.
Variety – Richard Kuipers, 16th February 2006
“Maverick Aussie documaker George Gittoes draws together musical ambition, family ties and several definitions of war in thie vital package”
“Buzzing with energy from all sorts of social, musical and street political directions….A sobering reflection on US domestic affairs threaded through the story of hip hopping brothers in an ultra dangerous Florida ‘hood.”
Screen Daily – Peter Brunette, 7th March 2006
“Rampage is a power-packed documentary…lively, insightful and even shocking…it’s amazingly energetic and will keep audiences glued to the screen. Festival programmers and buyers of docs…should give this film a serious look.”
BBC – David Mattin, 14th November 2006
“You’ve heard the cartoon version via 50 Cent, but it won’t prepare you for the real thing.”
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